Special Interests

The River Trails Park District offers numerous activities for youth and teens! Check out our current special interest class and Parkour Programs. Youth also enjoy our summer camps, dance and athletic programming.


3D Programming & Design

With a partner, learn to program a computer in an innovative 3D programming environment, created by Carnegie Mellon University. The course makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share with friends. This object-oriented program is fun and challenging, as you learn fundamental
programming concepts in a virtual world.

Age Location Day Time Date Code & Fee
8-12 yrs Gary Morava Center M-TH 3:30-5 pm Jun 19-22 #25238 $103R/$123N

Rockin’ Guitars
Learn to rock on the guitar! We cover the basics: chords, scales, rhythm and songs. Have your own guitar? Bring it! If not, we’ll supply one. Chad Berardi currently rocks Chicago with his own band, has been playing for 25 years and teaching for 14 years. No class July 4

Age Location Day Time Date Code & Fee
6-12yrs Weiss Community Center Tuesdays 3:30-4 pm Jun 20-Aug 15 #24819 $119R/$139N

Robot Engineers-Amazing Mechanisms

Students work in teams, learning about pulleys, gears, levers and more as they build and program their robotic creations using the LEGO® WeDo Robotics System

Age Location Day Time Date Code & Fee
7-12yrs The Zone M-Th 3:30-5 pm Jul 17-20 #25239 $103R/$123N

Lights, Camera….Spiderman
SpiderMan™ is back and you get to decide what his next adventure will be! As the writers, directors and producers of your own movie, working in teams to create your own story and script. Bring your SpiderMan figures as characters and film your movie using special movie making cameras and software. We will use graphic editing techniques and stop motion animation, add background noise and music. All students will get a copy of their movie after class is complete.

Age Location Day Time Date Code & Fee
8-12yrs Gary Morava Rec Center M-Th 3:30-5 pm Jul 31-Aug 3 #25240 $103R/$123N